Syzygium hemilamprum (F.Muell.) Craven & Biffin subsp. hemilamprum
Craven, L.A., Biffin, E. & Ashton, P.S. (2006) Blumea 51(1): 137.
Cassowary Gum; Watergum; Eungella Gum; Broad Leaved Lilly Pilly; Broad Leaved Lillipilli; Blush Satinash; Satinash, Blush
Inflorescence exceeding the leaves, bracts deciduous, absent at anthesis. Calyx tube (hypanthium) gradually tapering into the pedicel, calyx tube (hypanthium) + pedicel about 2.5-5 mm long, calyx tube (hypanthium) about 1.5-4 mm diam., infundibuliform, dilated at the apex at anthesis; calyx lobes small and inconspicuous, rounded or apiculate, about 0.2 mm long. Petals variable and irregular in shape, +/- cohering, +/- orbicular, about 1-1.5 mm diam.; oil dots comparatively large, but often difficult to discern, up to six per petal. Staminal filaments variable, outer longer, about 0.5-2.5 mm long, glandular, anthers wider than long, about 0.2 x 0.4 mm, gland terminal, sometimes absent or inconspicuous. Placentas confined to the apex of each locule. Ovules pendulous, about 5-12 per locule. Style about 0.6-1.5 mm long, approximating the top of the calyx tube but substantially below the anthers.
Fruits globular or depressed globular, shallowly excavated at the apex, attaining about 11-17 mm diam.; calyx lobes scarcely discernible on mature fruit. Seed attaining about 7-13 mm diam. Cotyledons with a conspicuous, hard, tanniferous inclusion in the centre and branches ramifying through the cotyledons; cotyledonary stipules small and inconspicuous.
This species becomes a large tree with a dense crown and contrasting white fruit are produced in profusion. Suitable for tropical plantings.
This subspecies produces millable logs and the timber is marketed as Blush Satinash, a useful structural timber. Wood specific gravity 0.72-0.83. Hyland (1983).